Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The industry managed to stitch up the competition in the past five years, despite a short-lived recessionary slowdown. Disposable incomes are forecast to increase in the next five years, and the added benefit of a stronger overall economy and a falling unemployment rate will support greater revenue growth. However, the industry will continue to experience intense competition from alternative retailers such as department stores, mass merchandisers and online clothing stores... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic distribution of children's and infants' clothing stores largely corresponds with the distribution of the population. Ontario and Quebec command the lion's share of industry establishments and population, at 69.4% and 61.9% respectively. Both regions have access to key waterways that reduces transportation costs. Moreover, Ontario's proximity to the Great Lakes gives the region the advantage of imports from the United States.
British Columbia and Alberta combined house 23.0% of industry establishments. Both regions also account for a combined 24.4% of the population. The other, more northern regions combined account for 7.6% of industry establishments... purchase to read more